Dell is known for its gaming laptops that tend to be more expensive than the competition, but are packed with premium features, like the Alienware laptops. Yesterday, Dell following in MSI’s footsteps updated it’s whole range of laptops with the 8th Gen Intel Kaby Lake CPUs. In addition, a new budget oriented series of gaming laptops, Dell G series was announced.
Dell G Series Laptops
Dell G Series will consist of the G3, G5 and G7. However, as the name might suggest, the 3, 5 and 7 don’t refer to the i3, i5 and i7 processors.
The Dell G3 will feature an 8th Gen Kaby Lake CPU, ranging from an i3 to an i7. One of these CPUs will be paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050. The G3 will offer dual storage solution, including an option for SSDs. The display too will come in two sizes, a 15 inch and a 17 inch model, the former priced at $749 while the latter $799. The G3 is supposed to be the thinnest laptop Dell has manufactured till date.
The G5 and G7 ramp up the CPU options to a 6 core Kaby Lake Intel Core i9, and on the GPU side you get a GeForce GTX 1050Ti on the G5 and a GTX 1060 Max-Q on the G7. The base price for the G5 is $799 and the G7 starts at $849. The base models feature slower HDDs and memory, but that can be upgraded in higher ones. The G7 also has a 4K display version.
As per reports, while the Dell G series are ideal if you looking for a gaming laptop at affordable prices, unlike other laptops Dell offers, this one comes with inferior plastic. It will be more glaring if you are a longtime Dell customer. Although, if you are on tight budget, and built quality isn’t a concern and you only concentration on internal hardware and specs, then this should make for a good deal.
Dell updated it’s age old Inspiron range with three new devices.
The Inspiron 24 5000 AIO features Intel 8th generation Core processors and an optional dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. It also sports the new Intel Optane memory. The 23.8-inch Infinity Edge IPS display is one of it’s strengths. It supports upto 32 Gigs of memory.
It is priced at $849. In comparison, the Dell G7 features an NVIDIA GTX 1060 Max-Q. However, here the display is much bigger. Something to keep in mind.
Inspiron 27 7000 AIO
The Inspiron 27 7000 AIO is same as the Inspiron 24 5000, except it has a nearly-borderless 27-inch Infinity Edge. The storage options include an HDD upto 1 TB HDD and a 256GB PCle NVMe SSD. It is priced at $999.
Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Special Edition
A variant of the regular Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1. With a fancy 4K UHD touch screen, Kaby Lake i7 CPUs, SSDs, 16GB of DDR4 memory, NVIDIA MX130 discrete graphics and and a Dell Active Pen, it has all the marking of a premium laptop. The GPU is it’s only weak link. The base model starts at $1,299.
Dell has upgraded this consumer favorite with the hexa-core Intel Core i7 CPU, paired with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU. The display too has been updated to an Ultra Sharp 4K Ultra HD Infinity Edge touch display. The base model starts at $999.
According to Dell, the new XPS 15 is the “smallest 15.6-inch performance laptop on the planet,” as well as being “one of the lightest, starting at four pounds.
XPS 15 2-in-1
Dell claims that this is the “world’s smallest and thinnest 15-inch 2-in-1” system, maxing out at 16-milimeters thickness. It has a 15-inch Infinity Edge 4K display and an 8th gen Intel Kaby lake-G CPU that combines a Kaby Lake i7 CPU with an HBM2 packed AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. It starts at $1299.
Alienware 15 and 17
laptops with G-sync displays:
- Alienware 15: $1,449.99
- Alienware 17: $1,599.99
- Alienware 15: $1,399.99
- Alienware 17: $1,549.99